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German & Russian Studies Faculty

SIDNEY DEMENT
Sidney DementASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RUSSIAN
Ph.D. University of Kansas
Recent courses: Slavic Folklore, Russian Language, Moscow: Text and Context, Activism in Russia
Research interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Russian Literature, M.A. Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, Moscow in Russian Literature, Moscow-Tartu Semiotics, Borislav Pekić's How to Quiet a Vampire, Slavic Folklore.

sdement@binghamton.edu

 

CARL GELDERLOOS
Carl GelderloosASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GERMAN
Ph.D. Cornell University
Recent courses: Learning to See: Art & Media in Weimar Germany, Staging Revolutions, Cyborgs & Maschinenmenschen in German Literature and Culture,  Transnational Science Fictions, Introduction to Marx & Critical Theory, Intermediate German I, Texts & Contexts II
Research interests: 20th-century German literature and culture, Weimar modernism and the avant-garde, New Vision photography, Alfred Döblin, Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, Philosophical anthropology, Science fiction.

cgelderl@binghamton.edu

 

DONALD LOEWEN
Don LoewenASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RUSSIAN
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Recent courses: Great Russian Novels, Russia and the World, Literature and Revolution 
Research interests: Russian Language, Literature and Cultural History, Russian/Soviet Memory Cultures, Legacy of Soviet-era Monuments in Post-Soviet Space(s), Poetry and Performance in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Autobiographies of the Great Russian Poets.

djloewen@binghamton.edu

 

INGEBORG MAJER-O'SICKEY
Ingeborg Majer-O'SickeyASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GERMAN/BARTLE
(AFFILIATED ALSO WITH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND WOMEN'S STUDIES)
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
Recent courses: Girls and Visual Culture, Faust in Film, Weimar Visual Culture/Modernities, Propaganda or Art? The Case of Leni Riefenstahl, Brecht: Theory and Praxis, Film and Societies, Turkish-German Cinema, Practicum in College Teaching 
Research interests: Feminist Film Theory, Contemporary German Film, Representations of the Holocaust in World Cinema, Film in the "Third Reich," Weimar Cinema, Turkish-German Cinema

imos@binghamton.edu

 

ROSMARIE THEE MOREWEDGE
Rosmarie MorewedgeASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GERMAN AND DIRECTOR OF THE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE PROGRAMS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ
Ph.D. UCLA
Recent courses: Intermediate and Advanced German, Texts and Contexts I, Poetry and Society, Narration in the Middle Ages, Fairy Tales of Cognitive and Social Development by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm 
Research interests: Pre-Courtly Medieval German Minstrel Epic, Fairy Tales, Folklore, Narratology, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.

rmorewed@binghamton.edu

 

NEIL CHRISTIAN PAGES
Neil Christian PagesASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GERMAN AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE and CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN STUDIES
Ph.D. New York University
Recent courses: Kafka and His Readers, Reading W.G. Sebald, Deutsche Kulturgeschichte: 1871-1989, Madness and Genius, Commemoration/Representation, Texts and Contexts II, GDR Culture: Was war und was bleibt 
Research interests: German, Austrian and Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, Literary Theory, Commemorative Practices and Memory Cultures, Visual Culture, Translation.

npages@binghamton.edu

 

NANCY TITTLER
Nancy TittlerSENIOR instructor of RUSSIAN AND DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (RUSSIAN STUDIES)

Ph.D. Yale University
Recent courses: Russian Culture and Civilization, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Russian Literature, Russian Drama, Women in Russian Literature, Demons, Fools and Madmen in Russian Literature, Introduction to Russian Literature
Research interests: Russian Language, Literature and Cultural History, Russian Theatre, Language Pedagogy.
ntittler@binghamton.edu

 

MARINA ZALESSKI
Marina ZalesskiLECTURER IN RUSSIAN
M.A. Norwich University (also educated at the Novosibirsk Pedagogical University and the Novosibirsk Art Academy)
Recent courses: Intermediate and Advanced Russian Language and Culture, "Russian for Russians" 
Research interests: Russian Language and Culture, the "Silver Age" in Russian Literature, Russian Religious Philosophy, Religion and Soviet Ideology, Representations of Russian Identity in Literature and Film.

zalesski@binghamton.edu

 

HARALD ZILS
Doctor ZilsAssociate Professor of German AND DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (GERMAN STUDIES) 
Dr. phil. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Recent courses: Jews in German Literature, Literature and Ritual, Goethe, Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain, German Literature during the Cold War, Übermen and Underlings, Sustainability: Green Soul of Germany, Volkswagen and Beyond
Research interests: Anthropological Perspectives on Literature and Philosophy, Technology in Teaching, Aesthetic Theories of Production and Reception. hzils@binghamton.edu

 

German language instructors 

TOM HANEL
Tom HanelTEACHING ASSISTANT (GERMAN STUDIES)

Recent courses: German 101, German 102

thnel1@binghamton.edu


 

Jan Hohenstein
Jan Hohenstein
Teaching assistant (german studies)

Courses: German 101, German 102
Research interests: 
Literature and Aesthetics of German Romanticism, 19th-century Realism, Melancholy in Literature and Art, Austrian Literature

 

FRANK MISCHKE
Frank MischkeADJUNCT LECTURER (GERMAN STUDIES)

Recent courses: German 101, German 102

fmischke@binghamton.edu

 

 

 

Gülden OlgunGülden Olgun
Teaching assistant (german studies)

Recent courses: German 101, German 102, German 203, German 204
Research interests: Transnational Cinema and Literature, particularly German-Turkish Cinema and Literature, as well as cinemas of displacement and exile, and Kurdish Cinema in Germany

 

 

Anna PfeiferAnna Pfeifer
Daad language assistant (academic year 2017–2018)

Courses: German 101, German 203
Research interests: Medieval studies, literary theory

 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Gisela Brinker-GablerGisela brinker-gabler
professor of comparative literature

gbrinker@binghamton.edu

 

 

Heather dehaan
Heather DeHaanassociate professor of history
director of russian and east european studies

hdehaan@binghamton.edu

 

 

Jeffrey Kirkwoodjeffrey kirkwood
assistant professor of art history

kirkwood@binghamton.edu

 

 

GIOVANNA MONTENEGROGiovanna Montenegro
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish

gmontene@binghamton.edu

 


 

 

Last Updated: 1/16/18